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Are per capita CO2 emissions increasing among OECD countries? A test of trends and breaks


Yamazaki, S and Tian, J and Doko Tchatoka, S, Are per capita CO2 emissions increasing among OECD countries? A test of trends and breaks, Applied Economics Letters, 21, (8) pp. 569-572. ISSN 1350-4851 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Taylor and Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13504851.2013.875103


We empirically analyse the trend characteristics of per capita CO2 emissions in OECD countries from 1971 to 2009. We use a statistically robust procedure, which is valid regardless of whether per capita CO2 emissions are trend stationary or contain a stochastic trend, to test for the presence of a deterministic trend and a structural break in the trend. Our results suggest that the trend in per capita CO2 emissions shifts downward or is reversed for a number of OECD countries either after the 1970s oil shocks or during the early- to mid-2000s.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:carbon dioxide; trend; structural break; robust test
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Production
Author:Yamazaki, S (Dr Satoshi Yamazaki)
Author:Tian, J (Dr Jing Tian)
Author:Doko Tchatoka, S (Dr Firmin Doko Tchatoka)
ID Code:89745
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2014-03-13
Last Modified:2015-04-23

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